Memento is one of my top 5 favourite films. It is evident to me from his later work that Nolan is never likely to better that. With the exception of The Prestige, his films show all the signs of too much money chasing too little plot.
The actual chronological version of Memento was available as an 'Easter Egg'' on a DVD release. In itself it is a pretty good thriller. By reordering the scenes Nolan hit on something that made it original and special but let's not over-intellectualise the product. It was a gimmick. A really good gimmick and one for which he deserves credit and which made Memento a great film, produced on a budget without Hollywood A listers.
It's cleverer than the flashback story telling of The Usual Suspects (another of my top 5) but lacks the riveting talking to camera of Kevin Spacey. Now, that film has a real back story that is worth retelling.
If only Nolan had not been offered so much studio money and stayed as an independent film maker we might have seen many more great films. I know that is not a reasonable expectation, all directors want the big breaks but if you want to be remembered Mr Nolan try making an independent film or two with your own money that does not rely on over the top special effects.
Oh, and thank you for making Memento.
These cut price clones indictae the true cost of manufacture of the devices sold by big names - GoPro, Apple, SONY. etc. I guess these are the sort of prices they pay for the kit they sell at 400% markup - the difference is that the quality control is probably better, the tech support is better and you get a 'Brand' And Brand is what most people eventually buy. The clue is that it attempts to look like a GoPro. It's a pity these guys don't employ good original designers and put out something original.